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Bethesda & Interplay Fallout Settlement Nears?

An article on The Fallout wiki attempts to summarize the current state of the long-running legal dispute between interplay and Bethesda over the rights to the Fallout series of post-apocalyptic role-playing games. This includes a Q&A that mentions that this no longer includes any conflict over the "Fallout Trilogy." Here's that: "Both sides have previously agreed to drop this from the case (Bethesda raised it, and Interplay agreed). The case now just concerns future Fallout games." There's also this update stating that Bethesda has filed a motion to seal portions of the case, saying that this can often be an indication that an out-of-court settlement is in the works. Thanks Le Wastelander.

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32. Re: Bethesda & Interplay Fallout Settlement Nears? Dec 29, 2011, 22:39 Jerykk
 
I really don't know why they are geeking out over the Fallout IP, when it's just a name. I'm sure Bethesda could just buy the Wasteland IP for a song and make the same game. Hell, they could just call it "Jimbob's Reactor Land" and no one would care. (or notice)

Brands matter. Just look at CoD. I think it's safe to assume that 99% of its sales are a direct result of its name. Similarly, Bethesda has established Fallout as a mainstream name and doesn't want to lose that. Hell, for most customers, Fallout 3 was the first they had ever played or even heard of Fallout. Sure, Bethesda could just start a new franchise but they'd have to re-establish that familiarity with customers.
 
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